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On Board with The Robotics Institute

 Field Experience for RISS Scholars

The Robotics Institute Summer Scholars (RISS) from Carnegie Mellon University recently joined RiverQuest for an afternoon on board Explorer. Designed to introduce aspiring international students to dynamic research resources, RISS is partnering with RiverQuest and a robotic airboat project lead by CMU Robotics Institute Professor Paul Scerri to provide a field experience to the scholars.  Another product of the RISS project is curriculum provided to RiverQuest for use with robotic airboats in special projects with future school student groups.

Bayer International Sustainability Camp

RISS also hosted a session with RiverQuest’s Bayer International Sustainability Camp. The Bayer Camp students learned about robotic projects in development to improve how humans interact with their environment. A fascinating demo involved a robotic “snake,” designed to go into small spaces to investigate and collect information.  For more information about The Robotics Institute Summer Scholars program, visit and click on Academic Internships.

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